Dialogue (Installation/Performance)

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Artist: Xiao Lu

Performance Time: AM, 5 Feb. 1989

Location: National Art Museum, Beijing, China.

Material: Custom-made aluminum alloy telephoto booth, balck/white photograph, red telephoto handset, glass, mirror, concrete flags, handgun, bullets,small advertisement with traces of writing in ink, polypropylene adhesive. 

Exhibition: China/Avant-garde 

Director of organizing committee: Gao Minglu 

Exhibition Time: 2-19 February 1989

Photograph/Video offer: Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art


Performance Process

At about 11.10 am on 5 February 1989, during the opening ceremony of the China/Avant-garde Exhibition at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, being moved by inner psychological needs, I raised a gun and fired two shots at the installation work Dialogue where it was set up in the exhibition hall.


13-3 枪击后的中国美术馆广场。摄影:王友身.jpg


12-3 时代周刊(美国).jpg